InfraBlocks Asia Sustainability Fund

Private Capital for Sustainable Outcomes

Making impact-driven, socially responsible investments in Sustainable Energy & Essential Social Sectors in select Asian countries in order to meet specific Sustainable Development Goals

Overview

Why InfraBlocks Capital?

InfraBlocks Asia Sustainability Fund (the Fund) mobilizes private capital into businesses to create demonstrable sustainability through its accomplished management team and strong origination network, while leveraging an innovative technology framework for impact measurement and monitoring.

Investment Focus

The Fund aims to tackle the funding gap for small and medium scale, for-profit initiatives with deep impact in
India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Philippines

Access to Sustainable Energy

Addressing electricity deficit in remote areas with distributed systems & mini grids

Access to Sustainable Transport

Creating access to transportation in the last mile through clean technology

Access to Financial Inclusivity

Providing access to financial services and products for low income groups

Access to Affordable Healthcare

Creating access to quality facilities for affordable healthcare and diagnostics

Access to Better Employability

Supporting businesses delivering training and skill development for better employability

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Technology

Together with established traditional methodologies, the Fund intends to use digital technology based solutions to ensure transparent Participatory Evaluation. Participatory Evaluation provides for active involvement of those in the evaluation process who have a stake in the project: providers, partners, beneficiaries and other interested parties. It takes place throughout all phases of evaluation: planning and design, implementation, operation, M&E and disseminating results.

The Fund approach to Measurement and Evaluation is designed to ensure:

Higher Transparency

Reducing the need for dependence on market intermediaries.

Accurate Real-Time Data

Combining digital technologies to capture real-time impact data securely.

Low Transaction Cost

Reducing transaction cost by digitizing the monitoring & evaluation process.

Connecting Investors & Communities

Including a feedback mechanism for project beneficiaries.

Value Proposition

The Fund seeks to add measurable value in investees across the investment lifecycle, helping them to achieve investment goals and SDG compliance through collaborations between all stakeholders, while remaining focused on a three-way delivery model

Sustainability

  • Select well incubated projects whose financing needs are too small for commercial private equity funds
  • Select locally-relevant projects which solve developmental issues at regional scales
  • Select projects that are essential for making the transition to an SDG compliant world

Impact and Value Creation

  • Support projects that are replicable and can stoke the development of key solutions among stakeholders
  • Support projects that can scale up and attain profitability on commercial scale
  • Reduce cost of financing across the industry by lowering the risk profile of investees through SDG focused sustainable value

Governance

  • Work with all partners and stakeholders in an ethical, transparent and balanced manner as per the best international ESG practices
  • Ensure that investee projects follow the same ESG norms and practices
  • Use best-in-class data-rich technologies to ensure better measurement and evaluation of impact metrics

Management Team

The management team comprises partners and senior professionals with over 100 years of cumulative experience in sustainability, development banking, project finance and private equity investing.

Shubhomoy Ray, Managing Partner & CEO

Shubhomoy has over 24 years of experience in development finance, project finance, infrastructure advisory and sustainability, having led several assignments for DFIs and private sector in South Asia and Africa

Vikram Pant, Managing Partner & CIO

Vikram has over 24 years in the financial sector, with 16 years in active private equity in Asia and Europe across TMT, infrastructure and social sectors, having managed of $1.2 billion in investments across different platforms

Vidur Gupta, Associate Partner

Vidur has over 14 years in the financial sector, active PE investment in developed and developing markets, having managed of $700 million in investments

Cedric Joutet, Associate Partner

Cedric has over 9 years of experience in infrastructure financing, financial inclusion and government advisory across Asia, Middle East & Africa at IFC (World Bank Group), Proparco (French Development Agency) and BNP Paribas

Monish Verma, Chief Venture Partner

Monish has over 24 years of experience in international development impact advisory, project implementation and consulting in areas of climate change, agriculture, energy, water, education and healthcare

Shyamasri Das Sharma, Chief Venture Partner

Shyamasri has over 20 years of experience at multinational banks in risk management, structured transactions and digital banking with deep understanding of the fintech industry across Asia Pacific

Nandini Navale, Counsel & Compliance Officer

Nandini has extensive prior experience as Fund Counsel and Compliance Officer in the Singapore private equity space, having ben involved in Fund formation, Fund operations, regulatory compliance, investor relations, KYC & AML

Advisory Board

Paul V Applegarth

Honorable Paul V. Applegarth has over four decades of leadership positions in fund management in Latin America, Africa and Asia, having committed ca. US$2 billion in emerging markets at MCC and EAIF

Pia Bruce

Pia Bruce has 24 years of experience in international development, having spent the last decade working on women’s empowerment and gender equality as Executive Director at UN Women, Singapore

Dhruba Purkayastha

Dhruba Purkayastha is Director for US India Clean Energy Finance, a donor funded and OPIC supported facility for sustainability, and has nearly three decades of experience at IFC, the World Bank and Moody’s India

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